Tidewater Community College will hold its 71st Commencement Exercises virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
On Dec. 21 at 6 p.m., the college will recognize the achievements of its graduates with an online ceremony that will include remarks by President Marcia Conston, student speakers and a conferring of certificates and degrees.
Graduates will have the opportunity to see their photos and names displayed during the virtual ceremony.
Graduates are encouraged to send in a personal photo, video, or message to be included in the virtual event. Parents, family faculty, alumni and community supporters are also encouraged to send greetings to graduates. To participate, visit here. The deadline is Dec. 11.
Also, all December graduates will receive celebratory items for the day including their diploma case, a letter from President Conston, commencement program and alumni pin.
The exercises will be available as a recording afterwards.
The decision to conduct this ceremony online honors guidelines announced by Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and is in line with CDC regulations for social distancing to deter the spread of COVID-19.
TCC’s December graduates should visit this page for more information about graduation regalia, yard signs and to join TCC’s alumni community.